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Literary Practice

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Literary practice is part of a family of social practices, including that of fictive story-telling, which can be characterized through their constitutive concepts and conventions. The concept of ... More


A Critical Eye: The Interviews

Carol Jacobs

in Sebald'S Vision

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings together commentary of Sebald on Sebald from various interviews.


The Politics of Geography: Or, a Troping of Asian American Spatial Imagination

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a theoretical discussion of the contributions Japanese-American writer Karen Tei Yamashita in relation to debates over postmodern space and location, literary avant-garde and ... More


Reading

Katherine West Scheil

in She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450426
eISBN:
9780801464225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450426.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on the various literate practices of women readers and how each of those practices helped empower them through the public speaking skills and analytical strategies promoted by ... More


Introduction Formalism and Ethics: The Practice of Literary Theory

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter introduces medieval literary theory, beginning with Horace's Ars poetica, wherein he famously insists that literary writing can either be delightful or useful, but constitutes both when ... More


Prologue: Undoings

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.4
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is about literary practice in a historical mode. It does not set forth a new theory of American literary nationalism; it does not “locate” race and nation or offer any other ... More


Regionalism and the Reading Class

Wendy Griswold

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Globalization and the Internet are smothering cultural regionalism, that sense of place that flourished in simpler times. These two villains are also prime suspects in the death of reading. Or so ... More


Paradox in Italy1

Wendy Griswold

in Regionalism and the Reading Class

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks at Italy, a country that presents a paradox: political, economic, and cultural regionalism are intense, yet literary regionalism is surprisingly weak. The Italian case reveals the ... More


Introduction

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the emergence of modern China's imagination of sound and voice and how it echoed across a century. To ... More


Introduction: On Loss, Invention, and the Dilemmas of Feminist Aesthetics

Ewa Płonowska Ziarek

in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses the book's approach to feminist aesthetics as it accounts for both the literary specificity and the political significance of diverse literary practices. It ... More


American ignorance: Philip Roth’s American trilogy

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the work of Philip Roth, who is considered as one of America's top modern novelists, in order to focus on the question of authorial ignorance, suggesting that it is basically a ... More


The Unruly Detail of Late Colonialism

Janet Poole

in When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165181
eISBN:
9780231538558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165181.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents how in the wake of a disappearing future the “detail” of Korean artists rose as an object of both debate and literary practice. It uses this detail as a lens through which to ... More


A Cyberliterary Afterword: Of Blogs and Other Matters1

Edmundo Paz Soldán

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyses the extent to which the Internet has changed literary practice in Latin America. It suggests that the blog in Latin American cyberspace may well take on the key role that the ... More


Equivocal Boyle and the Enamelled Telescope

Claire Preston

in The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198704805
eISBN:
9780191780134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704805.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Robert Boyle never stopped worrying about the language of science. Indeed, his own literariness occupied and disturbed him and he struggled to justify it over the whole of his career. There is almost ... More


Introduction

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

in Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on the various literate practices of women readers and how each of those practices helped empower them through the public speaking skills and analytical strategies promoted by ... More


True Life Science Fiction: Sexual Politics and the Lab Procedural

Gwyneth Jones

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter recounts the ways in which an engagement with the practice and content of scientific research radically changed the author's literary creative practice. Science itself, and the exciting ... More


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